Realtor Janie VanLeeuwen Helping Home Sellers Capitalize on Curb Appeal

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Realtor Janie VanLeeuwen, of Welcome Home Realty, lists the top three tips on enhancing a home’s curb appeal to ensure a quicker sale.

Janie VanLeeuwen

Janie VanLeeuwen

A home’s exterior is the first thing a potential buyer will see; therefore, its curb appeal is critical. “A run-down-looking exterior could make a prospective buyer want to keep driving to the next house for sale,” said Realtor Janie VanLeeuwen, owner of Welcome Home Realty.

In order to better ensure a home sells, VanLeeuwen lists the following three curb-appeal essentials:

No. 1: Fresh coat of paint. “Adding a fresh coat of paint can make any house look newer, and it is the most commonly offered advice from Realtors in regards to curb appeal,” noted VanLeeuwen. “However, only use a neutral color, as any color that is too flamboyant can lower the value of your house.”

No. 2: Make the entrance inviting. This requires getting rid of all the cobwebs, dirt and grime and giving the front door a fresh coat of paint. Extra touches include a tasteful wreath hung on the front door and/or a bench in the entryway.

No. 3: Keep the yard perpetually immaculate. “When trying to sell your house, the yard needs to always be well-manicured, meaning the lawn and bushes should be trimmed and any and all clutter removed,” concluded VanLeeuwen. “You should also plant flowers, especially yellow ones as they stimulate buying impulses.”

About Janie VanLeeuwen, Welcome Home Realty
Janie VanLeeuwen works with both buyers and sellers. She is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative; Graduate, Realtor® Institute; Accredited Seller’s Representative; Certified Distressed Property Expert, helping buyers and sellers with short sales; and an EPro, which focuses on technology as it affects real estate. For more information, please call (864) 420-0679, visit, or follow Janie on Facebook.

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